No matter how careful you are, sometimes it just happens to leave some brown traces on your clothes after ironing them. And most of the times this traces are burnt traces. Yes, probably there’s nothing to do with that particular clothing item, except adding a patch or catching with a brooch.
The burned-up clothes can hardly be saved if the burn is deep. The only solution remains an ingenious brooch or accessory to cover the stain.
But if the burn is shallow, there are chances. Generally, clothes made from natural fabrics such as flax, wool or cotton can be saved unless the material has been destroyed in depth.
The solution to save white burnt clothes
If the burnt clothes are made of cotton or flax, just dab the burnt area with a piece of cotton moisten in hydrogen peroxide. Then use another piece of clean cotton or gauze, soaked in ammonia solution, to dab the burnt stain. Don’t let the two solutions dry. After a few minutes, while the clothing item is still wet, rinse thoroughly with water at room temperature.
Repeat the procedure until all traces of burnt disappear. The method is effective and safe for fabrics that contain synthetic fibers, but can’t be used for wool or silk clothes.
How to save colored clothes
If you burned a colored coat, just don’t use ammonia. Prepare, however, a solution made of equal parts of vinegar and water, and soak the burnt area well. Then you can prepare a solution made of water and active oxygen bleach that doesn’t remove the color. Finally, wash your coat regularly and the stain will disappear.
Burned traces on wool
If you burned a wool or cashmere sweater with the iron, gently rub the stain with a rough cloth brush to remove the carbonized wires from the surface. Then use a laundry detergent to soften the burned area and wash your coat.
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